How to block a phone number on your Android phone

Since the Android smartphones hit the market, it has become a lot easier and faster to stay connected to friends and family. At the same time, it is also true that not all people who can contact us through our mobile phones are individuals that we love and treasure; some are spammers, irritating strangers, telemarketers, and other unsolicited callers. There is no need to suffer these unwanted calls. The best way to deal with them is to block them!

Let’s look how you can block a number on your Android smartphone.

How to block a phone number with built-in call blocking features

Most Android phones come with a basic feature to block specific numbers. There didn’t used to be a natural way to do this, though, so manufacturers often had to build the feature into their own software themes.

This is why the procedure can be unique on your specific device, as it differs from phone to phone. Needless to say we can’t go into detail about the necessary steps for blocking calls on every single phone out there, but we can give you an idea and show you how it’s done with the most popular devices.

Stock Android

If you’re using Stock Android device such as Google Pixel or the older Nexus 6P, you can easily do this function. There are two options for this. The easiest one is to run your Phone app and access the section containing your recent calls. Long press on any of them and select “Block number”.

Another method is comprised of opening the Phone app and tapping on the 3-dot menu icon on the top-right corner and selecting “Settings”. From the menu, just tap “Call blocking” and add the numbers you wish to block.

Call blocking on Samsung devices

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Select which number you want to block and hit “More” (located on the top-right corner).
  3. Select “Add to Auto-Reject List”.
  4. To remove or make more edits, go to Settings > Call Settings > All Calls > Auto Reject.

Call blocking on LG phones

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Tap the 3-dot icon (top-right corner).
  3. Select “Call Settings”.
  4. Select “Reject Calls”.
  5. Tap the ‘+’ button and add the numbers you want blocked.

 

Call blocking on HTC phones

  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Press and hold the phone number.
  3. Select “Block Contact”.
  4. Select “OK”.
  5. You can remove them from the blocked list on the People app.

Third-party apps for blocking phone calls

There are many third-party apps available for Android smartphones that allow uses to block calls from certain numbers. One can choose one from the many third-party call blocking apps on the Google Play Store. A few of them are the Mr. Number app, Call Blocker app, and Calls Blacklist app.

No matter which Android you have, you can always end up choosing a reliable and effective call blocking app for you.